@skopemag news – weekend – april 11 & 12, 2020 @ 10 am est

@skopemag APP – Apple iTunes –

@skopemag APP – Google / Android –

Dead Lakes Announces Signing to SharpTone Recs – Shares New Single “Close 2 Me”

On the track, the band shares, “Close 2 Me” is about being hurt by someone you’ve recently grown close with. You know that feeling when you feel like everyone you have let close doesn’t work out, or stick around? This is basically about being ready to try to be a part of “the world” again and having to relive how it didn’t work out every time before.”

Mounika. The French Beatmaker Returns With New Single “Intro (I m sorry)”

In June 2017 Mounika. unveiled his debut single “Cut My Hair,” which amassed over 70+ million plays throughout the world. Now three years later, Mounika. prepares his return by offering “Intro (I m sorry)” to his early fans ahead of the single’s release on April 4, 2020. Those thanks to whom his music has gradually made its way around the world, month after month, year after year. This track is for Mounika. the opportunity to thank them and to put them in the confidence that something is coming…

C.SHIROCK – Entitled “All We Have Is This Moment”

Currently residing in Los Angeles, C. SHIROCK has lived in the Philippines, Scotland and Nashville. Coming from a family of creatives and musicians, he grew up the oldest of four, playing piano, writing and composing from a very early age. His mother was a professional ballet dancer, his father an avid guitarist and his grandfather an accomplished jazz pianist.


Devon Gilfillian says, “When you’re in that dark place, it’s really, really hard to climb out. You don’t see all of the hands that are reaching out to you. You don’t feel all the of the love being sent in your direction. ‘Find a Light’ is a song I wrote for myself to open my eyes and see that. To see all of the love and light that is right there in front of me, waiting for me to take hold of it.”

New Video Alert: “Gan-ga” Uptown Remix”

Latin trap star Bryant Myers teams up with French Montana and Lil Tjay for the brand, new “Gan-ga Uptown Remix,” out today. The John Tashiro-directed visual debut today on Complex, and shows the trio kicking it uptown on a perfect New York City night.

Watkins Family Hour’s new album “brother sister” out today

Their first release in five years, the album focuses on the musical and lyrical chemistry of Watkins Family Hour—the acclaimed musical collective featuring Grammy Award-winning siblings Sara and Sean Watkins. By carving out time to write together with the Family Hour in mind for the first time, they created a record that demonstrates their unique familial creative partnership while still harnessing the energy and honesty of their legendary live performances at Los Angeles’ Largo—the collective’s residency now in its 18th year.

Alok Drops Official Remix of Dua Lipa’s Hit ‘Physical’

Dropping as the perfect soundtrack for everyone’s at-home workouts, Alok has released his intoxicating rework of ‘Physical’ with Dua Lipa. Renowned for Brazilian bass, Alok combines hypnotic beats and addictive drops with Dua Lipa’s uptempo melodies and sultry vocals, creating an exhilarating track whilst possessing the intensity of the original. From start to finish, ‘Physical’ (Alok Remix) is music to dance to in a time where it is needed most.


It all started as a garage band using GarageBand. Since their teenage years, Bryce Savage and Cameron Wales have made music with the intent of providing the feeling once felt when they first heard their favorite artists. It’s a passion which has translated into 1.5 Billion streams under their collective group name of NEFFEX. Now, as the Southern California duo readies their debut album, the momentum and drive to craft accessible tunes like they did when they made their first 100 songs in 100 weeks continues – and they’re just getting warmed up.

Julian Taylor – “The Ridge”

I wrote “The Ridge” to contemplate what life was like back in my grandparents’ day and what life is like now. My grandfather was Mohawk and my step-grandmother cared for me like her own. She was quite brave to take that on because there was a lot of prejudice back then, which still exists today. This song is my way of pointing out the importance of innocence in a world that is divided.

NYC Dreampop band Forever Honey Releases “Twenty-Five” Video, EP Due April 24

Forever Honey is the new NYC-based project of Liv Price (vocals, guitar), Aida Mekonnen (guitar, vocals), Steve Vannelli (drums), and Jack McLoughlin (bass.)

Finding common ground over a love of jangly, guitar-driven pop of the late 80s and harmony-saturated rock of the 60s, the four draw lyrical inspiration from personal experiences and self-reflection. Forever Honey’s debut EP Pre-Mortem High is slated for an April 24, 2020 release.

Artist-to-Watch: Forever Honey’s Dreamy “Twenty-Five” Is a Dazzling Quarter-Life Crisis

Conway Drops New Album ‘Something Wicked’

On the theme of Something Wicked, vocalist Aidan Hargis explains, “The album is mostly about uncertainty, and the anxiety that comes with that. Uncertainty about life, yourself, love, paying the rent…you name it. The album is us trying to deal with that uncertainty in various ways, some much more helpful or damaging than others. It’s not entirely negative. There are some high points in the record, like there are in reality, but there’s rarely a sense that you know what’s coming or you know how you’re going to deal with it. With all the wild stuff that’s gone on in the year 2020, I think it’s a pretty apt theme.”


Of the album, Associated Press raves, “a superb slice of indie rock, varied, exciting and complex, with elements of glam, straight-down-the-line rock and dreamy pop,” while Under the Radar praises, “the most vital and consistent the band has sounded in over a decade.”

Jo James Wants You to Drop What You’re Doing And “Love Right Now”’

Soul/indie rock vocalist and guitarist Jo James announces his new single “Love Right Now,” from his forthcoming album Back Home, due out June 19, 2020 . The Austin-based songwriter delivers smooth grooves and soulful vocal expressions with a touch of blues guitar. From heavy-hitting stages to intimate heartfelt performances, Jo James continues to captivate audiences in a powerful way. His new single is no exception. Incorporating Blues, Neo Soul, R&B, and Funk into a neo-retro sound, he has performed at festivals with greats like Leon Russell, Dr John, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Robert Randolph. He was also a featured performer on Season 17 of NBC’s The Voice, on which judge John Legend raved, “Great raw talent and voice is lovely to listen to.”

GIMME RADIO: April 10th Metal Chart Posted

Each week GIMME RADIO will publish its GIMME METAL chart listing the top 40 tracks played on the station for the week. Already the best metal discovery service online, the GIMME METAL chart is a powerful tool for listeners, labels, and artists for staying up to date on the best new metal released by established greats and up-and-coming underdogs, all handpicked by GIMME’s knowledgeable DJ roster and editorial team.

Gimme Metal Top 40 Chart

Norwegian rapper Ivan Ave shares “Hope/Nope” feat. SASAC

“known for his ability to mix flexing lyrics about wooing women with the more existential shit, and his style is significantly old school – a true homage to the rappers of a bygone era that taught him how to make it through their work.” – Highsnobiety

Selena Gomez Shares Video For “Boyfriend”

Today, Selena Gomez shares the video for her song “Boyfriend” from her RARE DELUXE ALBUM (Interscope Records).

Curb Records’ Lee Brice Releases New Song/Single “One of Them Girls” Today

Curb Records recording artist and ACM and CMA award winner Lee Brice releases his next song and single, “One of Them Girls.” The song—available today (4/10/20) at all digital service providers—follows the massive success of his No. 1 smash, “Rumor,” and his duet with Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” which currently holds steady in the Top 15 at Country radio, and was performed by Pearce and Brice as part of the ACM’s “Our Country” Pre-Show this past Sunday 4/5/20.


In speaking about the track, Dove says: “I’m so excited for my new single “Remember Me” to finally be released! I’ve been waiting for what feels like years to finally have this track and this new sound be out in the world and available to my fans, and I can’t believe that day is today! I also couldn’t be happier to be working with an artist like BIA, I’m such a fan and the tone and energy she brought to the track is magic.”


Making another global power move, the six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, genre-bending pioneers link up with Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap superstar Ozuna—who stands out as a four-time Guinness World Record® holder and one of the best-selling Latin artists of all-time—for “MAMACITA.” This week his single “Fantasía,” from his latest album NIBIRU, reached number 1 on both the Billboard Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm Airplay charts. Once again, Black Eyed Peas seamlessly fuse hip-hop, pop, club, and Latin with a lyrical crossfire, chantable choruses, andOzuna’s fiery performance.

Ferocious “Beauty-Core” Trio GFM (GOLD FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH) Debut New Video

“’Taking Over’ is a song about standing up for yourself and for others,” says bassist/vocalist Maggie English. “We’re not taking no for an answer and nothing is going to stand in our way. The time to join Team GFM is now before it’s too late.”

Visualizing the young band’s sound, which they have dubbed “beautycore,” director Dale Resteghini juxtaposes images of military tanks emblazoned with GFM’s pink logo with aggressive performance footage of the band in their trademark pink GFM cheerleader uniforms, as the sisters proclaim, “Get up, stand tall If we fall, then we fall together/Take your shot, the best you got/We won’t stop, and we’re taking over.”

GFM ride the lightning in the crushing video for “Taking Over”


SoCal singer, songwriter and dancer John Lindahl crosses a major career threshold with the release of his debut album, OPENING NIGHT, available today at all DSPs. In tandem with the album, Lindahl’s newest video “Idols” also premieres today.

Jesse McCartney Releases “Yours” New Single & Music Video OUT NOW

“I’m really proud of ‘Yours’ and excited for all my fans to hear it, it’s sort of my life in a pop song,” McCartney states. “It’s romantic but also introspective of my life and all these different roles I’ve played throughout – ultimately coming to the conclusion that my favorite role is where I am now and being Katie’s partner.”

DittyTV partners with Circle Network to bring the best in Americana and Roots music

DittyTV has partnered with Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., and Gray Television to join in expanding their premium linear television and OTT (over-the-top) streaming channel dedicated to celebrating country music and the country lifestyle by adding two new weekly shows, DittyTV’s Americana Connection and DittyTV’s Concert Series, featuring the best in today’s Americana and Roots music scene.

How to Watch

People Years Release Their Debut LP, Animalism, Today

“An album that is wrapped in the kind of good energy that we could really use right now. Reminiscent of ’60’s psychedelia meets NASA-level outer space vibes, People Years have given us a spring album that aurally engages and lifts spirits.” – Left Bank

Premiere: People Years // Animalism


The track extends an invitation into her world and heralds the arrival of her upcoming debut project, SEASON 1—coming soon. Evocative of the artist’s seamless blend of alternative, pop, and electronic stylings, the breakup anthem ebbs and flows between cinematic strings, glitchy beats, and distorted guitars. Meanwhile, her vocals rise from a delicate coo into a deliberate, glorious scream as she kisses an ex off with the declaration, “The kindest thing you ever did was—leave.”

Maleena – HS Senior’s Music Video for Coronavirus Class of 2020 – ‘Don’t Forget Me’

18-year old pop artist and high school senior, Maleena, today released a heart-wrenching video dedicated to the worldwide class of 2020, who are increasingly seeing their schools closed for the rest of their senior year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The video for “Don’t Forget Me” bounces between scenes of current-day Maleena isolated in her cap and gown and scenes of future Maleena looking through a box of memories from her senior year, including a newspaper documenting the school closures.

Apple Sauce Debut With Weird Music Video

With the track, the band announce their signing to US-based label Famined Records and make it clear that they’re here to make a name for themselves: combining technicality, soaring vocals, guttural screams and a flare for the unique and ridiculous, Apple Sauce know how to make a statement and turn heads, just check it out for yourselves.

APPLE SAUCE Get Prog-riffic & Silly For “That Bird” Video


Of the album, Associated Press raves, “a superb slice of indie rock, varied, exciting and complex, with elements of glam, straight-down-the-line rock and dreamy pop,” while Under the Radar praises, “the most vital and consistent the band has sounded in over a decade.”

Introducing > LYAM > shares “ANGEL” video > watch here

Newcomer LYAM has been slowly lacing the underground with singles in 2019, including debut “Intermission” and “Origami (which featured NUXXE talent Shygirl and female rapper John Glacier) ready to reveal his full length project to the world for Spring 2020.

24hrs Connects with DJ Drama for 12 AM In Atlanta 2 Mixtape, Hops In His Maybach for “Selfies” Video

The new mixtape plays host to previously released highlights like the groupie-loving “Superstar” ft. Ty Dolla $ign, and the rich-life anthem “Selfies.” Featuring appearances from Young Nudy, Wiz Khalifa, MadeinTYO, K CAMP, Lil Scrappy, Kap G, Nessly, Guap Tarantino, Seddy Hendrix, and CashOnly, 12 AM In Atlanta 2 is available everywhere via Private Club Records/Rostrum Records.

JOSHUA HYSLOP Announces New Album; Shares “Gentle Heart”

Premiering earlier this week on American Songwriter, the album features new single “Gentle Heart,” a song written for a friend going through a rough time. “This song is about persisting in the face of difficulties even when they seem insurmountable,” says Josh. “I had no idea we would be facing a global pandemic before it was released.”

Ekat Bork – Lonely Place To Be

“I`m sending you my NEW single “Lonely Place To be” released TODAY for your considiration – My new album “EKAT” is ready for release.

VOODOO GODS Release Lyric Video For New Single “Rise of the Antichrist”

There’s no better day of the year to release a song called “Rise Of The Antichrist” like Holy Friday, isn’t it?

That’s why the death metal supergroup around George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher have released the second single of their upcoming album “The Divinity of God”, tomorrow.

“Rise Of The Antichrist” will be available on April 10th, 2020 due all major streaming platform.

GAFFA GHANDI: “Symphony Of Swag” Now Playing At No Echo

GAFFA GHANDI’s proper first full-length comes out swinging with equal parts psychedelic rock and melodic/progressive post-hardcore and carrying more hooks than a bait shop. If you regularly visit records by Torche, The Fucking Champs, Pelican, Kylesa, and similar artists, check out Artificial Disgust immediately.